Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Where's Mr Pukeko?

I have just finished a baby boy quilt using Cathy's "Happy Blocks" idea.

Each Happy Block measure 6.5" before being sewn into rows.
Each centre ( cut at 4.5") is different, cut from scraps and yardage and I tried to make the framing strips ( cut at 1.75") from a variety of fabrics.

One of the blocks features pukekos, a beautifully bright New Zealand bird.  We see a lot of them when we are in NZ, one of my favourite birds as they are so distinctive with their bright blue feathers and Pillar box red beaks, legs and feet.  Their other name is Swamp hen as their habitat is swampy paddocks.

The quilt is going to baby Jayden, born in NZ on 29th April, a new grandson for friends Miriam and Frank.  So, the title of the quilt is "Where's Mr Pukeko?" and I hope baby Jayden will have fun looking for the pukeko when he is a little older.


  1. Such a fun I spy quilt... he will love it...

  2. What a fun name for such a wonderful baby boy quilt! Id never heard of a Pukeko before. I'll google them to find out more.

  3. he is sure to love this quilt

  4. That is lovely and bright. Peggy and I have just made two Happy Block quilts. You are sending your quilt to NZ, we're sending ours to England!

  5. I've never heard of a Pukeko either. What a fun and cute idea.

  6. What a fun quilt and informative post! Would you be a dear next month and link your specific post to the link up as it makes it easier for everyone to find - thank you xx Wouldn't want people to miss out on what scrappy project you are up to! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday